The Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center (VDRTC), in its 43rd continuous year of operation as a NIH-sponsored Diabetes Center, seeks to continue its efforts to facilitate the discovery, application, and translation of scientific knowledge to improve the care of patients with diabetes. The VDRTC is an interdisciplinary program involving 121 participating faculty distributed among 15 departments in two schools and three colleges at Vanderbilt and neighboring Meharry Medical College. The VDRTC consists of: 1) Administrative Component that coordinates the scientific, organizational, and outreach activities; 2) Biomedical Research Component that recruits and selects VDRTC-affiliated investigators and supervises the research cores that facilitate and enhance their research; 3) Pilot and Feasibility Program that facilitates the development of new investigators into independent scientists and encourages scientists in other fields to enter the field of diabetes research; and 4) Enrichment, Training, and Outreach Program that fosters an environment conducive to collaborative, interdisciplinary research (seminar series, Diabetes Research Day), and to training new diabetes scientists. The VDRTC oversees three NIDDK-funded diabetes-related training programs and also serves as the coordinating and organizing center for the NIDDK Medical Student Research Program which has allowed more than 550 medical students from more than 100 US medical schools to conduct diabetes-related research at one of 15 NIH-supported Diabetes Research Centers. NIH support for the VDRTC is greatly amplified by: 1) Vanderbilt's sustained commitment to provide research space and additional financial resources; 2) a diverse, comprehensive array of research core services at Vanderbilt, which allows NIH funds to target unique, diabetes-related research cores; and 3) collaborative efforts with other NIH-funded research centers at Vanderbilt. The VDRTC is evolving and dynamic, including additions to its investigator base, expansion of VDRTC research areas, expanded focus on clinical and translational research, realignment and evolution of core support to provide unique, indispensable core services, and service as a regional and national resource for the diabetes research community. Because of the VDRTC and the environment it creates, VDRTC-affiliated investigators have made important scientific contributions related to diabetes, obesity, and metabolism.

Public Health Relevance

Center Overview: Project Narrative The Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center is working to understand why diabetes develops, how it can be prevented, and how diabetes treatment can be improved.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Type
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
5P30DK020593-41
Application #
9509402
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZDK1)
Program Officer
Hyde, James F
Project Start
1996-12-01
Project End
2022-03-31
Budget Start
2018-04-01
Budget End
2019-03-31
Support Year
41
Fiscal Year
2018
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Department
Type
DUNS #
079917897
City
Nashville
State
TN
Country
United States
Zip Code
37232
Moore, Mary Courtney; Smith, Marta S; Farmer, Ben et al. (2018) Morning Hyperinsulinemia Primes the Liver for Glucose Uptake and Glycogen Storage Later in the Day. Diabetes 67:1237-1245
Cooke, Allison L; Morris, Jamie; Melchior, John T et al. (2018) A thumbwheel mechanism for APOA1 activation of LCAT activity in HDL. J Lipid Res 59:1244-1255
Moore, Mary Courtney; Kelley, David E; Camacho, Raul C et al. (2018) Superior Glycemic Control With a Glucose-Responsive Insulin Analog: Hepatic and Nonhepatic Impacts. Diabetes 67:1173-1181
Funkhouser-Jones, Lisa J; van Opstal, Edward J; Sharma, Ananya et al. (2018) The Maternal Effect Gene Wds Controls Wolbachia Titer in Nasonia. Curr Biol 28:1692-1702.e6
Hart, Nathaniel J; Aramandla, Radhika; Poffenberger, Gregory et al. (2018) Cystic fibrosis-related diabetes is caused by islet loss and inflammation. JCI Insight 3:
Uddin, Md Imam; Jayagopal, Ashwath; Wong, Alexis et al. (2018) Real-time imaging of VCAM-1 mRNA in TNF-? activated retinal microvascular endothelial cells using antisense hairpin-DNA functionalized gold nanoparticles. Nanomedicine 14:63-71
Sui, Lina; Danzl, Nichole; Campbell, Sean R et al. (2018) ?-Cell Replacement in Mice Using Human Type 1 Diabetes Nuclear Transfer Embryonic Stem Cells. Diabetes 67:26-35
Beach, Lauren B; Elasy, Tom A; Gonzales, Gilbert (2018) Prevalence of Self-Reported Diabetes by Sexual Orientation: Results from the 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. LGBT Health 5:121-130
Dutter, Brendan F; Ender, Anna; Sulikowski, Gary A et al. (2018) Rhodol-based thallium sensors for cellular imaging of potassium channel activity. Org Biomol Chem 16:5575-5579
Horwitz, Elad; Krogvold, Lars; Zhitomirsky, Sophia et al. (2018) ?-Cell DNA Damage Response Promotes Islet Inflammation in Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes 67:2305-2318

Showing the most recent 10 out of 697 publications